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PHILADELPHIA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser speaks before the "Enhancing Prudential Standards in Financial Regulations" conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia- 1845 GMT.
CHICAGO: Mayor Rahm Emanuel has pitched a plan to cut the city's nearly $20 billion pension shortfall in half by reducing benefits and hiking property taxes. PHILADELPHIA: The city's unfunded pension liability was $5.3 billion as of July.
CHICAGO— Rahm Emanuel has been a force in politics— the mastermind behind a Democratic takeover of Congress, dealmaker in two White Houses and now the hard-charging mayor intent on fixing what ails the nation's third-largest city, no matter whom he ticks off in the process.
NEW YORK— Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Not even a boost from Internet gambling money and the comparison with an extremely slow period after Superstorm Sandy could prevent Atlantic City's casinos from seeing a big decline in their earnings in 2013..
The SUVs were originally sold or registered in 20 states and Washington, D.C., where salt is used to clear snow and ice from roads. The Escapes covered by the recall were built from Oct. 22, 1999 through Dec. 19, 2003 at the Kansas City Assembly plant, and from May 1, 2003 through Jan. 23, 2004 at the Ohio Assembly plant, Ford said in a statement issued Monday.
WASHINGTON— The families of those who died in General Motors cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after GM insiders responsible for letting the problems fester for more than a decade— and perhaps for covering them up.
UNCASVILLE, Conn.— A gaming slump is eating into the profits of Mohegan Sun, but the 2,000 tribal members who draw benefits from the massive casino aren't feeling the pinch— not with money coming in from a burgeoning Mohegan Tribe gaming empire.
WASHINGTON— Few people responded to the March jobs report with high-fives and cheers. But there may be reasons to applaud in the months ahead. Hiring in March was close to the economic recovery's steady but hardly explosive monthly average of the past two years: 192,000 added jobs.
NEW YORK, April 6- Companies across America are blaming the brutal winter for weak first-quarter results, but investors are expecting a quick rebound in the second quarter and will likely judge harshly companies that are less optimistic about a recovery.
PHILADELPHIA— Sam Robinson said it's been about 15 years since he last played the videogame Tetris on a Game Boy. Robinson, 30, was among the hundreds of Tetris fans who had a little fun Saturday with a big version of the classic video game on the side of the 29- story Cira Centre in downtown Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA— Hundreds of Tetris fans had a little fun Saturday with a big version of the classic video game. The Philadelphia skyscraper-sized version created a spectacle against the night sky that organizers hoped inspired onlookers and players to think about the possibilities of technology.
Familiar names such as Netflix, Facebook and Tesla Motors, along with a number of biotechnology and cloud-computing stocks, have been pummeled in the last month. Facebook Inc, for example, has fallen nearly 22 percent from an intraday record reached less than a month ago.
HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by nine this week to 1,818.. Louisiana lost six, Alaska fell by three, Kansas lost two and California, Colorado and Wyoming lost one each. Arkansas, North Dakota, Ohio, Utah and West Virginia were unchanged.
ST. LOUIS— The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, often criticized as advocating for the coal industry, announced a series of reforms this week meant to help repair the agency's image and make it more responsive to the public. Last week, The Associated Press reported another official had to repay $7,200 that he overcharged the state for mileage.
*Deal could have created a $24 billion generic drugs group. STOCKHOLM, April 4- Sweden's Meda AB said on Friday it had rejected a takeover approach by U.S. generic drugmaker Mylan Inc, scuppering a potential deal to create a combined company worth around $24 billion.
The musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice about the last days of Jesus will start a 54- city tour in New Orleans on June 9. It will star punk legend John "Johnny Rotten" Lydon as King Herod, Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child as Mary Magdalene, Brandon Boyd of Incubus as Judas and JC Chasez of' N Sync as Pontius Pilate.
*Deal could create a $23 billion drug company. STOCKHOLM, April 4- Shares in drug maker Meda AB were halted on Friday following a media report that Mylan Inc is looking to acquire its smaller Swedish rival in a move that would create a $23 billion company.
WASHINGTON— Americans thinking about buying health insurance on their own later this year, or maybe switching to a different insurer, are probably out of luck. The policies are going off the market as a little-noticed consequence of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
HARRISBURG, Pa.— A new state report says Pennsylvania's natural gas industry remained a relatively small contributor of air pollution in 2012 from industrial facilities, despite including more compressor stations than 2011.. The Department of Environmental Protection released the data Thursday.